By Staff writer
Classified ads website also says secretarial jobs were most in demand with 276k applications in Q4 alone
Job vacancies in sales and medical industries were the most widely available in the UAE during 2014, according to a new report by dubizzle, the classifieds website covering the Middle East and North Africa,.
Its Q4 2014 Jobs Trends report for the UAE, showed that the two industries saw the most job vacancies posted last year.
When comparing Q4 2014 to the Q4 2013, the real estate and food & beverage sectors had the highest increase in job creation while secretarial jobs were the most in demand and received over 276,000 applications in the last three months of 2014.
The industries that look to benefit the most in terms of job creation from Expo 2020 were also highlighted in the report - these included aviation, retail, transportation, construction, and sales.
According to published figures, more than 275,000 jobs are expected to be created to service the Expo 2020 up until its launch.
The report also gave an overview of the job seekers on dubizzle for 2014. In terms of qualifications, 59 percent hold a bachelor's degree, and 18 percent hold a master's degree.
As for the demographic breakdown, 56 percent of them are between 26 to 35 years of age, while 32 percent are female and the rest male. Three-quarters of the candidates applying through dubizzle are based in the UAE.
dubizzle.com is ranked as the eighth most visited website in the UAE according to alexa.com, with 4 million unique visitors a month.
In terms of its jobs section, dubizzle is the largest open jobs marketplace in the UAE with over 3.1 million visits every month. Over 1 million candidates look for jobs on dubizzle and over 95,000 of them apply for jobs on the site every month.
Ann Boothello, product marketing manager for Jobs at dubizzle said: "We recently launched a new dashboard to help recruiters better manage their ads and candidates; our job tech gurus have plans in place to develop our product offering continuously."